- Mar 26, 2013
- AFL Club
- Port Adelaide
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- Port Adelaide Magpies
I fully support your viewpoint and approach. However it’s best that I leave this thread alone for the next three weekends whilst the CEO and his crew focus fully, minus distraction, on the set of three home matches at Adelaide Oval to which maximum commercial priority has been attached by the Club for 2018.I worry that I will never see a Power or Magpies premiership in my lifetime again. LR has 10 years on me, so I can palpably understand his frustration would be even higher than mine.
PAFC have done the hard yards, established contacts and built good relationships, gained the trust of the Chinese via their trade involvement between the two nations, set up a foothold with an "office" per se over there, etc.
Now is the time to strike and strike hard and swiftly.
Bugger the AFL. Just get in and start doing some major deals, before they pull the rug out from under us, as we all know they eventually will - it's just a case of "when"?
getting benefits will not hasten or slow down the AFL's agenda for getting Vic and expansion clubs reaping the benefits. That timeline has probably already been set, so just use the goodwill we have and get things bloody well done, so we can eliminate our debt, build our centre of excellence and sporting hub, buy the 36ers and take Aussie basketball to China - whatever!
PAFC have never achieved all their success by being shy. Big Bob, Bruce W and all the others just said let's do this and went BANG!
No need to do this by bullying, being rude or bombastic, failing to show due respect and courtesy to our new friends across the sea. We can achieve what we want by being assertive and positive and committed to achieving an end result, whilst still being the perfect guests in their country and the perfect hosts to the in ours.
Some times, ya just gotta grow a pair of kahuna's and jump in the ice bath!
In three weeks time, if we have done well on-field, the general mood will be naturally more receptive.
If we have done the opposite ... ... ...